THE Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from companies interested in designing, developing, financing, constructing, operating and maintaining the Corozal Container Terminal that will be located at the Pacific entrance to the Canal.
The terminal, which is planned to take two years to construct, will serve as a transshipment hub to distribute cargo to the region, including the west coast of South America, Central America and the Caribbean. So far 13 of the world's largest port operators have expressed an interest in developing and operating the port.
The planned terminal will provide services to reposition empty containers and handle local cargo. It is to be designed as a 'green" terminal to limit the impact on the environment and will feature anti-noise perimeter walls and electrical devices producing zero carbon emissions.
Source : HKSG.